- Type: Religious Sights
NileGuide Expert Says:
Boasting a stunning and unique Baroque interior, Église Saint-Bruno-des-Chartreux is a church truly worth exploring!
NileGuide Expert tip:
Église Saint-Bruno-des-Chartreux is situated just a few minutes away from the lovely Place Sathonay; a great location for Croix-Rousse style cafe culture.
- The principal interest of the abbey church of Saint Bruno des Chartreux lies in its rarity: it's one of the few baroque churches in Lyon. The monastery to which it belonged to was destroyed like many others during the Revolution. All that remains is a little cloister south of the chancel through which the monks would enter to go to services, and of course the abbey church itself. The long chancel used by the monks dates from the 16th century. The stalls were carved in the 18th century by Van der Heyden, from drawings by J.G. Soufflot . The nave and the transept, which were built in the 18th century by Delamonce, are baroque in style, as is the dome. A series of interesting paintings from that era hang in the abbey church, notably the two by C. Tremolières which can be seen in the transept: the Ascension and the Assumption (1737). The façade was constructed much later between 1868 and 1872.
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